Artbank has got you sussed for arty stuff happening in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond. With interviews, live performances, your weekly gallery guide and more - come get some culture in ya with Rachel and Theo. Ka rawe!
"What is life without a big major chorus?" Channeling undercurrents of burgeoning female sexuality, hormone catharsis and just bloody good tunes, Rachel talks to Rita Walsh - producer of one of the grand docos screening in this year's NZIFF,I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story. Don't miss it.
This week we chat to Bobbie and Alicia from Comet Project Space, a new artist-run gallery opening up on Ponsonby road. Plus we hear a little exerpt from a chat Rachel had in June with the team at play_station in Wellington and Theo rates The Swimming Pool at the NZIFF 4 popped kernels out of 5. Choice!
Vanessa Crofskey and Kimmi Rindel are in studio to talk about Wellness Analysis Techniques LimitedTM at Window gallery. The project, which exists across Window's onsite and online spaces, is both an exploration of corporate wellness culture and an earnest look at alternative forms of health practice. Onsite: Daily Exposure, Online: Strange Islands Online.
It's Zinefest baby!!! Self-confessed DIY nerds Rachel and Theo are having a blast this week talking zines, independant publications, prints, comics and more! with artists and zinemakers Delilah Lin and Camila Araos Elvancini. Zinefest Market 2018 is on Sunday 15th July at The Auckland Art Gallery. Wicked!
This week we are talking NZIFF and our top picks! We are also talking about Paperdwellers by Susan Te Kahurangi King with curator Bridget Riggir-Cudy and exhibition designer Anto Yeldezian. Paper Dwellers is on until the 14th of July at Artspace. Plus, we have a Sunday Painter from Jackson!
This week the Save Fine Arts Library team are in to update us on what's happening with the library campaign at the University of Auckland, plus we hear from Ōtautahi Kōrerotia in Christchurch about their project Are You Being Looked After? at the Physics Room. Ka nui te pai!
This week we have dancers Tia Sagapolutele and Xavier Breed from the Manu Collective in studio chatting about the Pacific Dance Festival and their upcoming tour to China for the International Youth Dance Festival. We also hear Conor O'Shea from Sydneysydney gallery take Theo on a tour of a pop up exhibition in an Auckland hotel room. Plus another DIY art from Sunday Painter and your weekly art guide! Ka pai!
Theo helms the show this week with an in-studio chat to Audio Foundation artist in residence and winner of the Lilburn Research Fellowship Daniel Beban, plus an interview with the editors of The Physics Room's new publication Hamster. Plus Rachel speaks to Nneka Onuorah, LGBTQI+ activist, director and current field producer of Viceland's new series MY HOUSE: an exploration of contemporary vogue and ballroom culture in New York City. Nice one!
Stuck for what movie to watch this weekend? Why not re-make your own instead! Become the distressed James Franco you have always wanted to be with Jackson's step-by-step guide to re-entacting 127 Hours. Wicked!
Do you struggle with the common problem of forgetting what your house looks like? Well don't worry! Jackson is here to teach you how to do a painting of your house so you'll always have a useful reference!
Land Art! Robert Smithson made it with some stones and dirt and things, and you can make your own Land Art too! Jackson is on a plane jetting off to Italy, but that won't stop him from teaching you how to make your very own masterpiece.